"Oh, it was just like flying!" exclaimed Millie Earhart at the end of her first ride on the roller coaster she made with her sister and some friends. Nine-year-old Millie didn't dream that she would ever know what it is it to fly, for at that time airplanes were just being developed.
It was not until after the First World War that Amelia went to an airfield and became fascinated with planes and flying. She immediately decided that she had to learn to fly and with the perseverance that characterized her all her life, she went to work for the telephone company to make the money she needed for her lesson.
For her flying was always wonderful fun and freedom, and she displayed such enthusiasm, courage, and skill that she was asked in 1928 to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic, as a passenger. Amelia kept flying until she could make that trip alone, and after that no flight was too great a challenge for her.
Adele de Leeuw has written an exciting story, which boys as well as girls will enjoy, about this high-spirited girl who so joyously and expertly made a place for herself in a man's world.
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